Manchester United 1915-16

The 1915–16 season would have been Manchester United’s 24th season in the Football League and ninth in the First Division.
With the start of the First World War, all Football League football was cancelled. In its place were formed War Leagues, based on geographical lines rather than based on previous league placement. Manchester United contested the Lancashire Section in the Principal Tournament, and the Southern Division of the Lancashire Section in the Subsidiary Tournament. However, none of these were considered to be competitive football, and thus their records are not recognised by the Football League.

Lancashire Section Principal Tournament

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
4 September 1915Oldham AthleticA2 – 3Halligan, Wilson
11 September 1915EvertonH2 – 4Wilson (2)
18 September 1915Bolton WanderersA5 – 3West (2), Woodcock (2), A. Davies
25 September 1915Manchester CityH1 – 1Halligan
2 October 1915StokeA0 – 0
9 October 1915BurnleyH3 – 7D. Davies, Wilson, Woodcock
16 October 1915Preston North EndA0 – 0
23 October 1915Stockport CountyH3 – 0Halligan, Hughes, Woodcock
30 October 1915LiverpoolA2 – 0West, Wilson
6 November 1915BuryH1 – 1Woodcock
13 November 1915RochdaleH2 – 0A. Davies, Gipps
20 November 1915BlackpoolA1 – 5Woodcock
27 November 1915Southport CentralH0 – 0
4 December 1915Oldham AthleticH2 – 0Anderson, Halligan
11 December 1915EvertonA0 – 2
18 December 1915Bolton WanderersH1 – 0Bracegirdle
25 December 1915Manchester CityA1 – 2Halligan
1 January 1916StokeH1 – 2Woodcock
8 January 1916BurnleyA4 – 7Travis (4)
15 January 1916Preston North EndH4 – 0Woodcock (2), Hughes, Halligan
22 January 1916Stockport CountyA1 – 3Woodcock
29 January 1916LiverpoolH1 – 1Cookson
5 February 1916BuryA1 – 2Travis
12 February 1916RochdaleA2 – 2Halligan, Woodcock
19 February 1916BlackpoolH1 – 1Woodcock
26 February 1916Southport CentralA0 – 5
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
10Bury26103134652–623
11Manchester United2678114151–1022
12Bolton Wanderers2693144865–721

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

Lancashire Section Subsidiary Tournament Southern Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
4 March 1916EvertonH0 – 2
11 March 1916Oldham AthleticA0 – 1
18 March 1916LiverpoolH0 – 0
25 March 1916Manchester CityH0 – 2
1 April 1916Stockport CountyA3 – 5Campey (2), Winterburn
8 April 1916EvertonA1 – 3Forster
15 April 1916Oldham AthleticH3 – 0Crossley, Halligan, Knowles
21 April 1916Stockport CountyH3 – 2Crossley, Halligan, Woodcock
22 April 1916LiverpoolA1 – 7Woodcock
29 April 1916Manchester CityA1 – 2Crossley
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
4Oldham Athletic104241721-510
5Stockport County104151918+19
6Manchester United102171224–125

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points